The world keeps spinning and we keep living our lives without you in it. I still have days that I just sit and ponder why you had to go, it literally makes no sense!! I keep looking/asking for answers. Apparently, there are no answers I just need to accept it and move forward, SMDH!!!
Not certain what happened but I missed posting on your 6th Angelversary!!! I’ll try to catch you up as so much has happened – I’m pretty sure you are aware of everything that’s been going on, but I also like to have this chronicle of life since you passed.
I’ll begin by mentioning the pandemic! COVID-19 was a mess, and honestly still is AND we have a new president –
You, Richard and Al gained another fire angel too. Kevin holds a special place in my heart, the memorial sign he made and placed for you at the accident scene is so awesome. I love to hear about folks that have stopped and visited the memorial.
Our kids continue to make us proud and I just love watching them excel! Erin’s doing great with balancing being a Mom to a very busy daughter, her supervisory position, patient care (although her load has been lessened due to management position), and she has started her own small business. Tommy has made the difficult decision to leave the police force and join the fire department! He too does a wonderful job balancing being a Dad to TWO children now, I’ll tell you more about that later.
Our oldest granddaughter is growing up oh.so.fast! Harlow is doing very well at school and is looking forward to the 4th grade. She is quite a dancer, and Tik-Tok & Roblox wiz. Our youngest granddaughter had back surgery this year to relieve some of the spasticity in her legs, which is working well. One more year of pre-school and she’ll be heading to Kindergarten. We have a grandson!!! Brooks Steven is the spitting image of his Daddy, growing like a weed! We continue to talk about their Poppa to the littles, share stories and pictures so they will know you and how very much he loves them.
Me, after 7 years it became time for me to finish going through your belongings. Going down memory lane with each item I handled has been challenging but a part of it has been comforting too. I was able to ensure most of the items are in the hands of good family & friends where they will be put to great use. It’ll be like having you with them –
I continue to live life the best that I can and think of you so much, gone but NEVER forgotten. I am so thankful to have our families for support and that I have the fire family as an extended family. All have provided me such comfort and guidance during my transition.
In closing, I stumbled across a song recently and the words really spoke to me – “I got the best view ever, joking around with Jesus and catching up with Grandpa” I can just see it!! you watching over us brings me such peace.
Much love to you Mr. Horning…